Do you like dinosaurs? Do you like motorcycle chases? Do you like Plane crashes and parachute escapes? If you answered yes to any of these things, you may also like this week’s podcast, because our movie features all of that and more. Oh, one more thing, do you like fan service in a movie? Let’s hope so because there is plenty of that in “Jurassic Park: Dominion” as well.
It has been four years since the last entry in the Jurassic World franchise, the smoke has cleared and the dinosaurs are supposedly loose. Our panel of dino experts this week, Joe Peltzer, Nicole Ayers, Jeanette Ward, Lisa Leaheey and Jay Cluitt, were all surprised to discover that the T-Rex is not thrashing through the drive-in like we were promised, but instead is safely in Switzerland, being contained by the Alps and the snow. That is where most of the action takes place in this sixth film of the series. We were also a bit surprised that the big threat to human existence comes not from the prehistoric animals, but their prehistoric counterparts, insects.
Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt return with clone Maisie, young Isabella Sermon, to run, hide and fight both dinosaurs but also mercenary bounty hunters. Three other characters from the misbegotten “Fallen Kingdom” return long enough to add this on their IMDB credits, but the real additions for the story are the intrepid original park assessment team of Ian Malcolm, Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant as Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neil learn how to hold up their hands and bring dinosaurs to a standstill just like Owen Grady.
Everyone has a lot of fun, complaining about the Dino Wet Market, the Flaming Murder Hornets and the fact there there do not appear to be many things at risk in this film, in spite of the large number of dinosaurs present. Blue and Beta join the story, and provide fan service for those new to the series.
Dennis Nedry: ” Dodgson!”
Lew Dodgson: “You shouldn’t use my name.”
Dennis Nedry: “Dodgson, Dodgson, we’ve got Dodgson here! See? Nobody cares.”
Okay, maybe you do, or maybe you will care more about the Barbasol can that suspiciously shows up in the background. Maybe Dr. Wu’s hairstylist will be the new antagonist for the next entry. It’s hard to tell but easy to listen to because we all have fun making fun of some of the bad choices in the film. You will also discover that mocking a film does not preclude it from being entertaining.
Spoiler Free with minor leaks 4:12
Spoilers find a way 31:45
Lamb Scores 58:20
Jurassic World Ketchup Game 1:21:05
Nicole The Mad Lab Post
Richard Strother Martin Wednesdays
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